Something for everyone! We have three separate divisions. King and Spanish Mackerel, Surf and Kayak. We will also be having contests for the kids, a silent auction and other activities so that this event will be fun for the whole family!
Fishing and our local waterways are the number one reason people visit Emerald Isle. We wish to encourage our local students (one from each local area high school) who wish to study the Marine Sciences to come back home after school and help the community in furthering our education on the oceans, sounds and the incredible variety of wildlife inhabiting our area. Historically, the Town has contributed general tax revenues for navigation dredging efforts in Bogue Inlet. The Town has partnered with the State of NC and other nearby local governments to keep the inlet navigable for the past decade. The allocation of fishing tournament proceeds for future Bogue Inlet dredging will enable the Town to reduce the reliance on Town tax revenues for this work, and will also promote more cost-effective dredging practices in the future.
First Prize for King* $2850!!
Spanish is $1200!!
Kayak and Surf** are $650 each!!
*King prize is based on 50 boats. The higher the number of boats, the higher the prize!
**Kayak and Surf Division prizes are guaranteed!!
Your support and contributions will enable us to have an exciting scholarship program and to dredge the Bogue Inlet for pleasure and commercial use.